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Free Breakfast

Hootananny Hostel

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Very Good
1535 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Hootananny is a lively hostel with spacious rooms in a traditional Edwardian public house dating back to the early 1850s. We offer large, airy, comfortable rooms and have a great reputation for a warm atmosphere and helpful staff. We're located in the heart of Brixton with excellent transport links - a great location to stay and explore the city of London.

With just a ten-minute walk to Brixton underground station, you are straight into Central London on the tube in less than 15 minutes. As one of Londons most diverse and vibrant areas, Brixton has world famous covered and street markets, is a hub for music venues, is full of atmospheric pubs and has the pick of the worlds best cuisine with a great selection of restaurants. Hootananny is located right next to two bus stops with 24-hour connections to the city centre.

Hostellers are treated to a 20% discount on drinks at the award-winning Hootananny music venue downstairs. Hootananny is a raucous music venue in Brixton with a lively beer garden and live music Wed-Sun and sometimes in between!

- Please be aware that you must present photo I.D. when you arrive. We only accept passports or a driving license as valid I.D. This is a hostel for over 18s only, there are no family rooms and we do not cater for young children.
- The hostel is located above a live music venue, and music can be heard throughout the hostel until fairly late on Friday and Saturday nights. This does not prove to be a problem for many of our guests, but we can provide you with earplugs if you would like to ensure a good night's sleep.
- Reception is open from 9am - 12 midnight. Check-in time is after 2pm, but if you arrive early you can always relax in our lounge room or use the amenities.
- Check-out time before 11am.
- Bookings for groups of 4 or more require pre approval from the property and full payment in advance.
- We are a backpackers hostel and do not check in local residents of London into our hostel.

Happy travels!

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
1535 Total Reviews
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Oct 11, 2023
Hostel was ok, its well located in Brixton, not far from Tube and with a pub below, so it gets quite loud. Cheers to the rather simple breakfast and having your own kitchen , free eaeplugs&towels and a living room with a guitar and some board games. Could have quite more cleaning specially in the kitchen (balcony behind stove is a mess with mice) and around the beds and showers. Its ok for a cheap stay in London and if you are planning to go out till late-ish, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend
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All Male Group, 25-30
Sep 28, 2023
A fine hostel! Friendly staff. Nice lounge area and kitchen. Decent shower/laundry/toilet facilities. Locker provided but it wasn’t in the room and they’re probably not crazy secure if someone really wanted to get in. Bed was comfy but quite creaky and shaky which wasn’t ideal for the person below me in the bottom bunk. Lively bar downstairs with excellent live music. I’d stay again for sure but I’d request a bottom bunk. Much love, Hootananny.
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Male, 31-40
Sep 25, 2023
No big locker for your bag, somebody broke my locks and stole some things.
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
  • Services

    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • ATM
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Pool Table

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